Food Facts & Lore

The Heart of the Po Boy Sandwich

You may be most familiar with the Shrimp Po Boy, but delicious variations have been served and savored since the very beginnings of this abundant sandwich. These include, crawfish, crab, catfish, shredded beef and fried chicken. And in New Orleans, where the Po Boy originated, you can order a spicy Louisiana sausage Po Boy. Former… Continue reading The Heart of the Po Boy Sandwich

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Of Pears

We came across a little gem of a book recently, and a passage about pears jumped at us. It is titled Darwin and the Barnacle. Author Rebecca Stott conveys the story of a little creature that totally captured Darwin’s scientific mind and led him to the conclusions we are all familiar with today. It is… Continue reading Of Pears

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America’s First 5 Favorite Snack Foods

One of us at 158 Main, and we’re not naming names, used to eat sardines on Ritz Crackers every single Saturday afternoon as a child. That was the snack of all snacks, and the perfect accompaniment to the Saturday cartoons lineup. It was not a popular snack among peers at the time (we’re talking 1970’s… Continue reading America’s First 5 Favorite Snack Foods